Friday, September 16, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Media Psy Op

Hurricane Katrina Media Psy Op

“The mass media made an abrupt turn, adapting and shaping the images of the Administration’s catastrophe. In seven days the magic of the media transformed the Bush team from incompetent and ignorant leaders to decisive and caring officials. At the same time the desperate, dying and furious were converted into an unruly, crime-ridden, ungrateful and chaotic mob. The political message was clear: Repression and militarization were priority conditions for survival and humanitarian aid. The city had to be under de facto martial law before it could be saved. Viet Nam and Falluja come to mind. After all, counter-insurgency is what we do best. According to the President, his Cabinet members and the media: “America is rising to the occasion.” We won’t forget the 10,000’s of dead and injured, we’ll even lower the flag for a few days – that is if the Congressional Black Caucus raises the issue. As the President would say, ‘Let’s move on. We’ve got a war to win in Iraq.’”- Prof James Petras The Militarization of New Orleans

I immediately became suspicious of the outrage of reporters on the cable news channels and networks about the inefficiency of the Bu$h administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina because it was so out of character. These white folks follow orders and read the scripts that run the well oiled propaganda/PR/Marketing/advertising media machine without blinking an eye. The more I though about it, the more convinced I became it was a setup. The same white folks who mindlessly cooperate with a fascist administration as they bum rush, bombed, murdered and colonized three sovereign countries (Afghanistan Haiti and Iraq) without a whimper of protest or dissent went into conniptions supposedly because poor and infirm Africans in AmeriKKKa were marooned and stranded during a major storm. Please, give me a break! Where was the concern about their plight and condition before the storm? The Katrina situation from beginning to present was a planned, deliberate and orchestrated move by the Bu$h administration to condition the AmeriKKKan public and prepare us psychologically for martial law/lock-down and military occupation of AmeriKKKan cities. Am I saying the angst and concern of some of the reporters on the ground in the midst of the hurricane was not genuine? No, I’m saying their very real emotions were used by the media elites to set the stage for a psychological warfare operation to depict how bad the situation in New Orleans was, next to demonize and criminalize the blacks who weren’t able to get out thereby setting the stage for acceptance of a military occupation of the region. Now the media is back to cheerleading FEMA and the military’s role in the Gulf Coast.
Over the course of the hurricane, I’ve written about how FEMA waited around doing nothing, how Fema prevented first responders, volunteers and needed supplies food and water from coming into New Orleans, these are documented facts. I’ve already written how these facts will be swept under the rug by the Republican or “independent” Warren or 9-11 Commission type investigation. I’ve written about mercenaries and the military who came into New Orleans with a combat mind set rather than a search rescue and repair mission (See I’ve hinted at the media’s role in the psy op. I’ve read reports of the levees being sabotaged the day after Katrina struck. I’ve seen stories about the in fighting between the Bu$h administration and the Governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans. I reviewed documents about how FEMA acted during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 with the same arrogance and heavy handed approach towards the citizens of Florida. I read and written about advanced technology that can be used as a weapon HAARP (see for full details) to manipulate and control the weather. Connecting the dots, it is clear this was a well coordinated fiendish plan to use this storm as a practice run by FEMA, the military and the Bu$h administration to upgrade plans already on the books, plans like The King Alfred Plan or REX 84 that call for lock down relocation and interment of huge numbers of US citizens. This is not written to terrify you but to enlighten. We can no longer stick our head’s in the sand and pretend not to know what we know! Or be in denial about what we know about the psychopathy of the ruling oligarchy. The media is in on it big time. They repeat their stories and pictures over and over again. As someone once said, “If you repeat a lie convincingly enough over and over the people will believe it.” This philosophy is the key to getting the AmeriKKKan public to accept certain underlying notions as reality, like: Osama bin Laden executed 9-11 from a cave in Afghanistan , Saddam Hussein had WMD , Jean Bertrand Aristide was a drug dealing criminal or no one honestly thought the levees were in danger of being breached! If you believe any of these ideas it is because you have internalized the media’s Jedi Mind Tricks. Snap out of it! Think for yourself, ask yourself who benefits from this? How does a military occupation of New Orleans and Biloxi Mississippi for example help the flood victims? On the other hand, have the media and the ruling oligarchy successfully conditioned us to accept armed soldiers and mercenaries with “shoot to kill” orders in our streets?



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